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Diaboleite with Leadhillite

#RS57997

Diaboleite with Leadhillite

#RS57997
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CuPb2Cl2(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Mammoth mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, United States
Tagged
copper

A fabulous specimen rich in blue Diaboleite, but also light buishish green plates of Leadhillite to 6mm. There are a few good free-standing crystals. Anglesite may also be present as is Cerussite. Comes with an old Willard L. Roberts collection label. Roberts was the author of the Encyclopedia of Minerals.

Diaboleite

Formula
CuPb2Cl2(OH)4 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Encrustations, Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
dark blue, bright sky blue 
Streak
blue 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Pyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
RC Stamberg Collection

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